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The Coffee House - May 2006


Published 2006


Here's what's on in May:

A special half-hour interview with former Maryland Governor Parris Glendening. With hotly contested races for governor, US Senate and other offices this year in Maryland, we check in with the prior governor for a discussion about who the strongest candidates are and who would make the best office holders. Glendening sizes up Doug Duncan, Martin OÃÂMalley, Ben Cardin, Kweisi Mfume, Michael Steele and others. Since leaving office, Glendening has been serving as president of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute. So we talk about the Inter-County Connector (he argues, building roads aggravates rather than alleviates sprawl), and also global warming (sign Kyoto and lead), gay marriage (it's a civil right), immigrant rights (are we going to criminalize 12 million people?), capital punishment (it's a geographic lottery in Maryland), and his legacy. In particular, does Glendening take any responsibility for the loss of the governorship to Republican Bob Ehrlich?

Also, music by Kiva, a ÃÂpercussive, acoustic, world beat ensemble that celebrates the magic of nature and ancient bardic traditionsÃÂÃÂ

Performance artist Holly Bass's monologue from "Diary of a Baby Diva".

And Festival director Patricia Finneran previews the fourth annual Silver Docs Festival which will bring some one hundred films to the AFI Silver in Silver Spring, MD the week of June 13 ÃÂ 18. The Festival also features workshops and networking opportunities for documentary filmmakers, and some gala events featuring filmmakers Jim Jarmusch and Martin Scorsese, and even Robbie Robertson, the leader of The Band, the subject of ScorseseÃÂs heralded documentary, ÃÂThe Last Waltz.ÃÂ


Run time 57:45
Producer Mark Cohen
Production Company MPD PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Sponsor www.coffeehousetv.org
Audio/Visual sound, color
Contact Information Mark Cohen markc@coffeehousetv.org

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